Fuel student creativity by attending the Education track at Adobe MAX
By Tacy Trowbridge
Posted on 10-07-2020
Let’s hear it for the educators! You were already tasked with the herculean charge of molding young minds, and now your lives have been turned upside down amid the pandemic. The world of education has changed quickly, and with that creativity, accessibility, and digital communication matter more than ever.
Leaders in the field — and a few students themselves — are joining us at Adobe MAX to share their insights on the changing education landscape, and to lead sessions, studies, and workshops in a special Education track. Designed for educators, curriculum designers, professional development and technology leads, school and university leaders, and anyone passionate about creativity in the classroom, the sessions in this track explore how to prepare the next generation with creative literacy and skills for a transforming world.
This track will inspire educators and leaders in K-12 and higher education as they champion creative literacy and prepare students for great futures. Hear from educators about strategies to engage students in the classroom and beyond. Plus, learn about best practices in distance learning.
Make sure you’re registered for Adobe MAX, then take a deep dive into the Education track with these five featured sessions:
One Student’s Journey: How Digital Literacy Assignments Can Propel Success
Speaker: Valentina Arismendi Chirinos, Student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Communication, critical thinking, and creativity skills are necessary for all students, no matter the discipline. In this session, join University of North Carolina journalism student Valentina Arismendi as she describes how digital literacy assignments helped her gain the skills she needed to pursue projects beyond the scope of a classroom.
- Using Creative Cloud tools for personal and social justice projects
- Skills that digital literacy assignments can teach
- Showcasing work in an online portfolio
- How digital communication skills can set students apart in today’s job market
Draw with Drew (and Rosie!): A Mentorship That Became a Global Art Class
- Drew Willis, Creative Director of TIME for Kids, TIME Edge, Your $, TIME for Kids
- Andrea Delbanco, Editor in Chief of TIME for Kids and Vice President of TIME Education, TIME Education
- Rosie S., Illustrator, Student
During quarantine, TIME for Kids and Adobe teamed up to bring free, inclusive art instruction to students adjusting to distance learning by launching an inspirational video series, Draw with Drew (and Rosie!). Join TIME for Kids creative director Drew Willis, his 10-year-old co-host Rosie, and TIME for Kids editor-in-chief Andrea Delbanco (aka Rosie’s mom) to hear them talk about how Drew and Rosie’s art swap tradition grew into a global art class.
- What Drew and Rosie learned from each other and how educators can apply their learning in interactions with students
- Why the partnership between TIME for Kids and Adobe worked so well
- About art — by kids of all ages and in various locations using a range of materials
- Creative prompts for teachers to share with students — and for everyone to jump in at home
This Changes Everything: New Approaches to Reading
- Rick Treitman, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Adobe
- Ben Sawyer, Director, Virtual Readability Laboratory (VRL)
- Shelley Rodrigo, Senior Director, Writing Program at the University of Arizona, University of Arizona
Join Adobe and our research partners from Readability Matters, LabX at the University of Central Florida, and the Writing Program at the University of Arizona to learn about our research into how the use of custom reading formats can make dramatic changes in how students learn to read.
- How to customize your students’ reading experiences with a couple of clicks using free Acrobat Reader
- Readability matters and how small changes to formatting can yield big results
- New research into how font choice and spacing affect reading for everyone
- Our Virtual Reading Lab and how you can use it with your students
- University of Arizona’s research into helping students determine their optimal reading formats
The Deciding Factor: Admissions and Measuring Student Success
Speaker: Tacy Trowbridge, Global Education Programs Lead, Adobe
The education landscape has been slowly evolving, but a global pandemic has seismically shifted how student success is measured and evaluated. Join Tacy Trowbridge, head of Global Education Programs at Adobe, as she shares a new Adobe study exploring emerging trends in college admissions and the importance of showcasing creative skills in college applications today.
- The impact that distance learning has had on measuring student success and college readiness — and what the future may hold
- How higher education admissions processes must evolve to measure students more holistically
- How creative and digital tools can help students and job seekers stand out
Khan Academy and the Power of Video for Learning
- Adam Green, U.S. Academic Content Leader, Khan Academy
- Brian Johnsrud, Education Curriculum Strategy Lead, Adobe
Over 45 percent of Gen Z spends at least three hours per day on YouTube, and they prefer the platform over textbooks for learning. Join Adam Green, U.S. academic content leader at Khan Academy, and Brian Johnsrud, education curriculum strategy lead at Adobe, as they discuss the important role of video in teaching and learning, especially for flipped classrooms or distance learning.
- Best practices for finding and assigning instructional videos for students
- Tips for creating instructional videos for your students
- Ideas for having your students create videos to demonstrate their learning or teach their peers
Get inspired with all of these sessions, along with the 50+ additional sessions to choose from in the Education track. If you haven’t registered for MAX yet, there’s still a little time. Register now.
Topics: Adobe MAX, Creativity, Education, Digital Literacy, Creative Cloud
Products: Creative Cloud